Recipes

Recipes

Summer Cobbler

It's just not Summer until you fix your first peach cobbler! This week I made two! My husband loved the peach and cherry cobbler and Belle, my sous-chef, championed our peach and blueberry rendition. May I remind you that I am untrained in flour, pastry and sugar! However, this gypsy

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A little Taste of France

Where most return home from France with a souvenir of the latest in Parisian fashion; a pair of shoes, a leather handbag, or a bottle of French perfume, I packed my suitcase with French mustard, Lavender honey, dried Vervain leaves, apricot preserves, and truffle oil. It is my way of

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laissez les bon temps rouler

"Let the good times roll," as they say in Louisiana! My husband and his family are New Orleans born and bred! They don't call my husband "The Cajun" for nothing! If you spend any time at our house, you are sure to enjoy some Camellia red beans and rice, Mardi Gras

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Matcha Green Tea

I knew when I was lifting the bread during Communion and my hands were shaking that I needed to make a change. Coffee has been my greatest friend, dare I say, savior over the years. Or at least I thought it was. For years I have struggled with sleep and

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Frittata

This is a "tuck in your back pocket" recipe for that day when you have run around like a chicken with your head cut off, you rush in at the 5:00 witching hour, and open the fridge to find a frozen pizza and a carton of eggs. Your mouth curls

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Quinoa and Black Beans

I swear in another life (after the life where I run a bakery in Paris, famous for its almond croissants) I want to be a South American gypsy. I love their magical literature (Marquez and Allende!), latin music, joie de vivre, and especially their food! I was introduced to Quinoa

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Hail ye Kale!

"You have to massage your kale." That was a recent quote from my lovely produce guy who is not afraid to make me blush! Can I just say that I have fallen in love with kale

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Pink is in!

Salmon is the poster child for Omega 3's but did you know it also helps with decreasing depression and increasing collagen production (fountain of youth skin and hair)? Who would have thought this 'punch of pink' on the plate had the power to protect against heart disease, breast and prostate

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A Rat-tat-touille!

Ratatouille is one of my most favorite dishes! It was first created in Nice, France as an inexpensive but flavorful way to use the bounty of a Summer garden. This is truly the easiest dish to prepare and can serve as a side or meal unto itself! It's especially

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